Hastings and Prince Edward Counties/May 18, 2018 – Hastings Prince Edward Public Health monitors bathing beach water quality at designated public beaches within our jurisdiction. Bathing beach water quality is monitored by the collection and analyses of water samples. Samples are analyzed at a public health laboratory for the presence of E.coli bacteria. When E. coli bacteria levels exceed the provincial standard, the bathing beach is considered to be unsafe for swimming and the following warning sign is posted at the beach:
HASTINGS PRINCE EDWARD PUBLIC HEALTH
Unsafe for swimming
High levels of bacteria in these waters may pose a risk to your health
MEDICAL OFFICER OF HEALTH
The following beaches in our area are presently posted:
The following beaches in our area were posted but are no longer posted:
For additional beach information please call the Beach Info-Line at 613-966-5500 ext. 652 or
1-800-267-2803 ext. 652 or visit www.hpepublichealth.ca and click the Water Safety section to view the weekly beach report.
For information on the status of Provincial Park beaches visit http://www.ontarioparks.com/alerts.
For more information contact 613-966-5500:
John Cannan, Senior Public Health Inspector, Environmental Health, ext. 247